Photos by Mike Tsai

A Lie of the Mind

by Sam Shepard
Directed by Cinnamon Schultz
September 13 – October 1, 2017
City Stage at Union Station

Forrest Attaway, Hillary Clemens, Gary Neal Johnson, Merle Moores, Brian Paulette, Jan Rogge, Christina Schafer, and Jake Walker

This story of two families linked by an act of violence is marked by Shepard’s measured humor, heart, and steady eye in examining humanity’s potential for both compassion and destruction. This play’s first off-Broadway production in 1985 won both the Drama Desk Award and the New York Drama Critic’s Circle Award for Best Play and is generally considered to be among Shepard’s greatest works, and our starry cast of leading local talent will provide a showcase of tour-de- force performances.

“Shepard is arguably one of the greatest American playwrights of all time, and in my opinion A Lie of the Mind is his best, and it’s extremely personal writing. The story deserves eight gifted actors giving it their heart and soul. When you combine words that come from the heart with the dedication and talent we’ve assembled here, it would give any director goosebumps.”
– Cinnamon Schultz
Director of A Lie of the Mind

Director – Cinnamon Schultz
Production Stage Manager – Alex Murphy
Scenic Designer – Bret Engle
Lighting Designer – Ashley Kok
Sound Designer – Jonathan Robertson
Costume Designer – Gretchen Halle
Properties Designer – Bill Christie
Technical Director – Kyle Dyck
Assistant Stage Manager – Rita Sobbing
Production Assistant – Stephanie Laaker
Deck Crew – Taylor Neill
Wardrobe – Paige Prouse